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Yesterday I was working with my mare and we were working through some attitude on the ground.Normally once she is listening to me and the edge is worked off we are ready to go have a good ride. But yesterday was 65-70° degrees,cloudy and kind of muggy. by the time I threw a leg over the thunder was booming in the distance, and it was beginning to sprinkle which is kinda what it was doing off and on all day. So I decided to quit on a good note.and hose off the dirt and sweat. Now here’s the thing, I was done washing her off, and was bringing in my things from the roundpen to the tack room when it started raining, not the pouring kind but the dumping where after two raindrops you’re halfway soaked kind.It did let up some after a half hour, but it did rain or drizzle all night. This morning was cool and it’s still drizzling, and it’s only about 58° degrees. Was it a stupid thing to hose her off before this rain and can/will she get sick? It only occurred to me this morning that that coulda been pretty stupid of me.
 

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It's not "ideal", I guess, but I've done it before, and my horse hasn't had any problems. As long as she is healthy and wasn't "worked hard and put away wet", it should have been fine; she would have gotten wet soon after anyway, unless you put her in a stall or something.

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Did she have shelter? Given the choice, many horses would just naturally stand out in the rain.
 

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As long as she is healthy and wasn't "worked hard and put away wet", it should have been fine; she would have gotten wet soon after anyway, unless you put her in a stall or something. It's not "ideal", I guess, but I've done it before, and my horse hasn't had any problems.
Yes she’s a pretty hardy mare, she lives outside, has a shed to go to for shelter that she never uses lol. This morning when I left for work I said hi to her since she was standing at her usual morning spot by the gate, she perked right up, which is her normal self😄I’m going to keep an eye on her especially if it gets any chillier. Vets coming Monday for teeth anyway in case anything shows up.
 

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Your horse will be fine...
You actually helped her to be more comfortable by removing the sticky, itchy sweat on her body that would keep her from being able to dry and loft her coat as she might need.
Rinsing sweat off a chest, a back, between hind legs...every where it gets sweat marks is removing a irritant factor...
How is that wrong?
It isn't.


Your horse this morning greeted you in their normal customary way should of told you no harm no foul and she is fine..
:runninghorse2:...
 

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Your horse will be fine...
You actually helped her to be more comfortable by removing the sticky, itchy sweat on her body that would keep her from being able to dry and loft her coat as she might need.
Rinsing sweat off a chest, a back, between hind legs...every where it gets sweat marks is removing a irritant factor...
How is that wrong?
It isn't.


Your horse this morning greeted you in their normal customary way should of told you no harm no foul and she is fine..
<img style="max-width:100%;" src="http://www.horseforum.com/images/smilies/runninghorse2.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Runninghorse2" class="inlineimg" />...
Thanks for the reply... I’m pretty relieved you said that honestly 😂even though I’m not new at all to horses I still get frustrated with the feeling that I should know all the things and not be worried but to just trust my judgement. Seems there’s always the million what if’s and scenarios that run through my mind, and this time with the weather changing on us I just want to make sure.
 
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